To Vacation or Not…

This weekend, with trembling hands, I sent off the signed quote to the company that will be printing Patchwork and Ornament. They wanted to know when I expected to send in my files. I have set a September 14 date, so I have exactly four weeks to get everything done. I should be do-able. I glanced quickly at the latest layout, which I finished last night, and I’m quite pleased. Knowing me, I’ll be revising until the last second, but I am getting close.

So I faxed the quote on Saturday, and on Sunday my husband says to me, “I know you have a lot going on, but would you want to go out of town for Labor Day?” Ah, he always knows what to say to me! Dangle a travel opportunity in front of me, and I’m off and running.

Technology is amazing. Within the hour, we had decided where to go (Estes Park, CO), booked flights, found a condo to rent, and ordered books about hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park. After an hour and a half, I was asking myself, “What have I done?”

Play vs. work is my dilemma. Play stokes my creative juices, especially when I’m out in nature and breathing fresh air. However, there is work to be done. Hence, my working on a Sunday night when I normally take weekends off. This morning I had two computers going, one for scanning photos that may go into Patchwork and Ornament (I’ve decided it needs more images), and one for Exodus. At one point I was scanning, printing out Patchwork and Ornament, and studying French, all at the same time.

I guess sometimes a pending vacation gets me in gear, maybe even more than committing a deadline to a printer!

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